This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
[OK, I think I am done editing now.] There is a tutorial at http://pandonia.canberra.edu.au/java/xadvisor/gridbag/gridbag.html I used the applet under the "Anchor" subhead to make some preliminary notes about the use of "fill" and "anchor" in combination. The applet is a little tricky because you have to change fill before anchor takes effect. Here are my notes so far: <blockquote> NONE + any anchor = no change in size and anchor honored HORIZONTAL + NORTH or NORTHEAST or NORTHWEST or CENTER = top of cell, entire width. HORIZONTAL + SOUTH or SOUTHEAST or SOUTHWEST = bottom of cell, entire width. HORIZONTAL + EAST or WEST = vertical center of cell, entire width. VERTICAL + NORTH or SOUTH or CENTER = horizontal center of cell, entire height VERTICAL + WEST or NORTHWEST or SOUTHWEST = left side of cell, entire height VERTICAL + EAST or NORTHEAST or SOUTHEAST = right side of cell, entire height BOTH + anchor = entire height and width, so anchor not relevant </blockquote> Does this look about right? It seems to make some logical sense except I don't understand why HORIZONTAL + CENTER would put you at the top of the cell.
[This message has been edited by David Eason (edited November 09, 2001).]